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Eyeing tourism and electoral prospects, PM directs Ministers to make overnight stay in NE

Eyeing tourism and electoral prospects, PM directs Ministers to make overnight stay in NE

New Delhi, May 19 (UNI) In an ingenious move to boost tourism in the Northeastern region, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ordered that Union Ministers who visit the far-flung but picturesque States to make night halt there. An order to this effect may be issued soon, official sources said here. The new move comes about two years after the Prime Minister's Office planned "fortnightly visits" of Union Ministers to the region -- which often has over the years alleged the Central Government of neglecting them. According to sources in the Ministries of Personnel and Tourism, all the Union Ministers have been asked to visit the Northeastern States and also to make overnight stay there. This move would help eradicate a perception that the insurgency-hit Northeastern States are actually a security-concerned issue especially for the VVIPs, a source said. "When Union Ministers will stay in the region overnight, this will showcase the region as a safe as well as idyllic destination," the source said. However, the official sources sought to skip a direct reply on whether the Prime Minister's new directive was linked to the ensuing Assembly elections in three northeastern states -- Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland. Elections in these states are due by March 2018. Meanwhile, sources said BJP's MODI (Making of Developed India) Festival -- marking completion of three years in office of BJP-led dispensation -- is likely to be started from May 26 from one of the Northeastern States. The BJP has captured power in Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh while it is in alliance with the ruling NPF in Nagaland. On May 6-7, BJP president Amit Shah visited the known CPI(M) citadel -- Tripura -- wherein the saffron party is keen to give a serious contest to the Marxists, who have been in power in the State since mid-Nineties. UNI DEVN RSA SNU 1854

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Panneerselvam sworn in as Deputy CM, Pandiarajan re-inducted into TN Cabinet

Panneerselvam sworn in as Deputy CM, Pandiarajan re-inducted into TN Cabinet

Chennai, Aug 21 (UNI) Hours after the merger of the two factions of the ruling AIADMK, three-time Chief Minister O Panneerselvam was today sworn in as the Deputy Chief Minister in the Government headed by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaiswami.

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21 Aug 2017 | 7:33 PM
PM assures Panneerselvam Centre's support

PM assures Panneerselvam Centre's support

New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today assured Centre's full help to Tamil Nadu for the state's development.

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21 Aug 2017 | 6:27 PM
Prez presents Colours to Ladakh scouts, five battalions at Leh

Prez presents Colours to Ladakh scouts, five battalions at Leh

Leh, Aug 21 (UNI) President Ram Nath Kovind today presented the President’s Colours to Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre and all five battalions of the Regiment here today.

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21 Aug 2017 | 3:44 PM
Rajya Sabha poll: Gujarat High Court sends notice to Election Commission, victors Ahmed Patel, Amit Shah, Smriti Irani

Rajya Sabha poll: Gujarat High Court sends notice to Election Commission, victors Ahmed Patel, Amit Shah, Smriti Irani

Ahmedabad, Aug 21 (UNI) Gujarat High Court today issued notice to the Election Commission and the victors in the recent Rajya Sabha polls from the state in a case filed by Bharatiya Janata Party's defeated nominee Balwantsinh Rajput seeking cancellation of the hustings.

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21 Aug 2017 | 6:01 PM
SC grants bail to Purohit in Malegaon blast case

SC grants bail to Purohit in Malegaon blast case

New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI) The Supreme Court today granted bail to Col Shrikant Purohit in the 2008 Malegaon blast case which had left six people dead and nearly 100 others injured.

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21 Aug 2017 | 4:33 PM
LG gives 'in principle' approval for Delhi Govt proposal to take over Pvt schools not refunding excess fees

LG gives 'in principle' approval for Delhi Govt proposal to take over Pvt schools not refunding excess fees

New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI) Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal today gave an 'in principle' approval for the proposal of the Delhi Government to take over the 449 private schools who have not refunded the excess fee charged from the students, official sources said.

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21 Aug 2017 | 3:32 PM
PM reviews progress of Soil Health Cards and PMFBY

PM reviews progress of Soil Health Cards and PMFBY

New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today emphasised that soil health cards should be printed in the local dialect of the area, so that the farmers are able to read them and that quality of these reports should be ensured.

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21 Aug 2017 | 2:38 PM

Legends bemoan Windies' woes as "a cricketing tragedy"

21 Aug 2017 | 7:05 PM

LONDON, Aug 21 (Reuters) The gradual decline of West Indian cricket is hardly a new phenomenon but the latest capitulation of a once-dominant test match power has brought genuine expressions of sadness throughout the sport.

Mega sports, fitness goods exhibition in New Delhi

21 Aug 2017 | 6:55 PM

New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI) Indian Exhibition Services and Indian Trade fair Academy is all set to organise India’s biggest Sports Goods Show-“Sport India 2017 - 5th India International Sporting Goods Show from August 22 to 24 August.

Tata Power launches electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Mumbai

Tata Power launches electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Mumbai

21 Aug 2017 | 4:02 PM

New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI As part of its commitment towards sustainability and another green milestone, Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company, has installed their first Electric Vehicle charging station at Tata Power Receiving Station at Vikhroli, Mumbai.

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